General observations of impiety and religious integrity.
Proverbs 28:1 The vngodly flyeth whan no man chaseth hym, but the ryghteous standeth styf as a lyon. Proverbs 28:2 Because of synne, þe lande doth oft chaunge her prince: but thorow men of vnderstandynge and wysdome a realme endureth longe. Proverbs 28:3 One poore man oppressynge another by violence, is lyke a continuall rayne that destroyeth the frute. Proverbs 28:4 They that forsake the lawe, prayse the vngodly: but soch as kepe þe lawe, abhorre them. Proverbs 28:5 Wycked men discerne not the thynge that is ryght, but they that seke after þe Lorde, discusse all thynges. Proverbs 28:6 A poore man leadynge a godly lyfe, is better then the ryche that goeth in frowarde wayes. Proverbs 28:7 Who so kepeth the lawe, is a chylde of vnderstandynge: but he that is a companyon of ryotous men, shameth his father. Proverbs 28:8 He that by vsurye and vniuste gaynes gatherith ryches: he shall laye them in store for a man that will pytye the pore. Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth awaye hys eare from hearing the lawe, hys prayer shalbe abhominable. Proverbs 28:10 Who so ledeth the ryghteous into an euell waye, shall fall into hys awne pytt, but the iust shall haue the good in posession. Proverbs 28:11 The rych man thyncketh him self to be wyse, but the poore þt hath vnderstandynge, can perceaue him well ynough, Proverbs 28:12 When ryghteous men are in prosperite, then doth honoure florysh but when þe vngodly come vp, þe state of men chaungeth. Proverbs 28:13 He that hydeth his synnes, shall not prospere: but whoso knowledgeth them and forsaketh them, shall haue mercy. Proverbs 28:14 Well is him that standeth alwaye in awe: as for him that hardeneth his herte, he shall fall in to myschefe. Proverbs 28:15 Lyke as a roarynge lyon and an hongrye beare, euen so is an vngodly prynce ouer the poore people. Proverbs 28:16 Where the prince is without vnderstandynge, there is greate oppressyon and wronge: but yf he be soch one as hateth couetousnesse, he shall longe raygne. Proverbs 28:17 He that by vyolence sheddeth eny mans bloude, shall be a rennagate vnto hys graue, and no man shall be able to souccoure hym. Proverbs 28:18 Who so leadeth a godly & an innocent lyfe, shalbe saued: but he that goeth froward wayes, shall once haue a fal. Proverbs 28:19 He that tylleth his land, shall haue plenteousnesse of bread: but he þt foloweth ydylnesse, shall haue pouerte ynough. Proverbs 28:20 A man þt dealeth faythfully, shalbe fylled with blessynges: & he that maketh to moch haste for to be ryche, shall not be vngyltye. Proverbs 28:21 To haue respecte of personnes in iudgement is not good: And why? A man will do wronge, yee, euen for a pece of bread. Proverbs 28:22 He þt wyll be rych all to soone, hath an euelleye, and consydereth not, þt pouerte shall come vpon hym. Proverbs 28:23 He that folowynge my precepts rebuketh a man? shall fynde more fauoure at the last, then he that flatreth hym. Proverbs 28:24 Whoso robbeth his father and mother, and sayeth it is no synne: the same is lyke vnto a destroyer. Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proude stomacke & without feare, stereth vp stryfe: but he that putteth hys trust in the Lorde, shalbe well fedd. Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in hys awne herte, is a foole: but he þt dealeth wysely, shalbe safe. Proverbs 28:27 He that geueth vnto the poore, shall not lacke: but he that turneth awaye hys eyes from soch as be in necessyte, shall suffre greate pouerte hymselfe. Proverbs 28:28 When the vngodly are come vp, men are fayne to hyde them selues: but when they perysh, the ryghteous increase.